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I am going through learning curve with AngularJs and I am finding that there are virtually no examples that serve real world use.

I am trying to get a clear understanding of how to submit a form with the most standard components and pass it on to a PHP file..

My fiddle.

Does anyone have any good examples on submitting simple, un-polluted, forms that would help me and probably numerous other Angularjs beginners..

When I say a clean form I am referring to something like this..

<div ng-app="myApp">

    <form name="saveTemplateData" action="#" ng-controller="FormCtrl" ng-submit="submitForm()">

        First name:    <br/><input type="text" ng-model="form.firstname">    <br/><br/>
        Email Address: <br/><input type="text" ng-model="form.emailaddress"> <br/><br/>

        <textarea rows="3" cols="25" ng-model="form.textareacontent"></textarea>


        <input type="radio" ng-model="form.gender" value="female" />Female ...
        <input type="radio" ng-model="form.gender" value="male" />Male <br/>


        <input type="checkbox" ng-model="form.member" value="5"/> Already a member


        <input type="file" ng-model="form.file_profile" id="file_profile"><br/>
        <input type="file" ng-model="form.file_avatar" id="file_avatar">


        <!-- <button ng-click="save()" >Save</button> -->
        <input type="submit" ngClick="Submit" >



My ng-app code...

var app = angular.module('myApp', []);
app.controller('FormCtrl', function ($scope, $http) {

     var formData = {
        firstname: "default",
        emailaddress: "default",
        textareacontent: "default",
        gender: "default",
        member: false,
        file_profile: "default",
        file_avatar: "default"

    $ = function() {
        formData = $scope.form;

    $scope.submitForm = function() {
        console.log("posting data....");
        formData = $scope.form;
        //$'form.php', JSON.stringify(data)).success(function(){/*success callback*/});


I guess three questions I have from here on are...

  1. How is my php file supposed to interact with this (how to I get the json string to an array in php file)?
  2. How would I submit value of a checkbox when the checkbox is true?
  3. I find a lot of information abotu using jQuery with Angular to submit images,, I see there is an image object in this submission already,, how do I retrieve that data? What are considerations to include with images?

I am willing to take any clear and concise information and assemble a good learning example for everyone...

My fiddle



I have been doing quite a bit of research and in attempt to resolve a different issue I ended up coming to a good portion of the solution in my other post here:

Angularjs - Form Post Data Not Posted?

The solution does not include uploading images currently but I intend to expand upon and create a clear and well working example. If updating these posts is possible I will keep them up to date all the way until a stable and easy to learn from example is compiled.

Friday, November 18, 2022

Try using ng-required="!color". This makes it so that the field is only required when the value is not set. If a value is set, then required is removed and it will pass validation.

<input type="radio" ng-model="color" value="red" ng-required="!color">  Red <br/>
<input type="radio" ng-model="color" value="green" ng-required="!color"> Green <br/>
<input type="radio" ng-model="color" value="blue" ng-required="!color"> Blue <br/>

Here is an updated plunker that demonstrates that the form now validates correctly:


e-cloud's answer is simple and doesn't require an additional directive. I suggest everyone use that method if possible. Leaving this answer here as it does provide a working solution and demonstrates the use of the ng-required directive.

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Please, surround your code with a ng-controller, and use ng-click on buttons out of scope of <form>.

I make a sample on jsfiddle for you... try it:

<div ng-app>
    <div ng-controller="Ctrl">
        <form ng-submit="submit()">Enter text and hit enter:
            <input type="text" ng-model="text" name="text" />
            <input type="submit" id="submit" value="Submit" /> <pre>list={{list}}</pre>
        <button ng-click="submit()">Submit 2</button>

with js:

function Ctrl($scope) {
    $scope.list = [];
    $scope.text = 'hello';
    $scope.submit = function () {
        if ($scope.text) {
            $scope.text = '';
Friday, November 25, 2022

On one of the buttons, add a class say popup. Then add some jQuery like this:

$('.popup').click(function(e) {
    e.preventDefault(); //prevents the default submit action
    $(this).closest('form').attr('target', '_blank').submit();


Note that there are other ways to submit a form that you might need to consider, f.ex the enter key. You also might need to reset the form’s target attribute in case the user goes back to the parent window and submits again using the other button. In that case you can either just clear the target at the end:

$(this).closest('form').attr('target', '_blank').submit().removeAttr('target');

Or save the previous state:

var $form = $(this).closest('form'),
    target = $form.attr('target');
$form.attr('target', '_blank').submit().attr('target', target);

Saturday, October 15, 2022

That behaviour you're describing is done by the browser and is not guaranteed to work in all situations. It's actually quite easy to do in AngularJS; just keep track of a shared state object. This can be done in several ways, the most easiest by using the value provider like this:

// Create an injectable object with the name 'userInput'
angular.module('myApp').value('userInput', {});

Now inject this object in the controller that is handling the form like this:

angular.module('myApp').controller('MyController', function($scope, userInput) {
  // Assign the state object to the scope so it's available for our view
  $scope.user = userInput;

Render the form as you did and you'll see that the state of the form is kept. In fact, this is one of the hidden gems when programming with Angular since it allows you to keep very complex state information, which was previously pretty impractical.

Live demo can be found in this plunker.


One way to get the autocomplete to work is to maintain datalist elements. Just store the previous entered values in an array and use a ng-repeat to render all the options. Associate the input element with the datalist using the list attribute and you'r good to go.

<input list="nameHistory" type="text" ng-model="" />

<datalist id="nameHistory">
  <option ng-repeat="item in" value="{{ item }}"></option>

Live demo can be found in this plunker.

Saturday, October 15, 2022
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